13 items from 2016
Nick Aldwinckle Sep 2, 2016
With Shark Week arguably America’s most beloved religious festival and the unprecedented worldwide cultural impact of Anthony C. Ferrante’s acclaimed Sharknado trilogy showing no sign of letting up, who could deny the necessity of the Jaws sequels finally getting a Blu-ray release?
The immediate answer is obvious (well, anyone), though this belated look at Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Jaws: The Revenge and Jaws 5: The Sharkening was, for this writer at least, a nostalgic journey through a world where morbidly obese fish bear grudges, Michael Caine fights a script far deadlier than any marine predator and where lines such as “Weld that sonuvabitch” are somehow deemed passable.
Generally considered the best of the sequels, perhaps Jaws 2 holds a special place in the heart of the reader who, »
Padraig Cotter Sep 9, 2016
This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Big.
I can still see it clear as day. The year was 1992 and I was watching Batman Returns on the big screen, when I was possibly a little too young for it. During the climax the Penguin’s base has been destroyed, Catwoman has gained revenge on Max Shreck and Batman watches a chorus of sad penguins drag their fallen master to the water.
One particular image always stuck with me - the Penguin’s lifeless body floating in the water looking up at the camera, and as it passes out of frame Batman’s torn mask can be seen at the bottom of the water. The only problem with this poetic image is it doesn’t exist. »
From Disney smash animated hit “Zootopia” to Netflix Originals “Narcos” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage” to “Jaws,” here’s the best of what Netflix is adding in September, and what you need to watch before it leaves. Available Sept. 1: What better time to stream “Jaws” than at summer’s end? You can even create a “Jaws” marathon, since “Jaws 2,” “Jaws 3” and “Jaws: The Revenge” will also come to Netflix that day. Available Sept. 1: Tell your dad “Saving Private Ryan” will now be available to stream. It’ll make his weekend. Available Sept. 1: We’re not »
- Oriana Schwindt
Next month over on streaming giant Netflix offers up a giant selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar contender to…not so much — and we’ve picked seven (well, really 11) that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
1. “Footloose” (available September 1)
If you’ve never experienced the original “Footloose” — no, not the one starring Miles Teller, though he is quite serviceable in a charming role — do yourself a favor and check out Herbert Ross’ 1984 classic. Yes, the concept of a town outlawing dancing is bizarre and outdated, but Ross and his cast (including Kevin Bacon in the kind of star-making role that’s so rare these days) really sell the concept, thanks to some serious drama and hard-earned emotion. But there is also dancing! It’s joyous and gymnastic and pure, »
- Kate Erbland
Having written and/or produced some of the horror genre’s best documentaries, including such extensive ones as 2010’s Never Sleep Again, 2011’s More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead and 2013’s epic Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th, it’s easy to say that Thommy Hutson not only loves the horror genre, but wants to give genre fans something different than just your run of the mill special feature Epk. You can tell a lot by watching a documentary and every single one Hutson has been involved with, really showcases an admiration and love for the slice and dice, blood-soaked greatest genre around.
While the Never Sleep Again doc covered the entire A Nightmare On Elm Street series, with a vast amount of knowledge, Hutson decided to serve up an even more personal account of not the entire series but 1984’s A Nightmare On Elm Street alone, »
- Jerry Smith
Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016
It's famously one of the worst sequels ever, but why did Jaws The Revenge go so wrong? Ryan looks at its disastrous nine-month production...
It's an oft-repeated adage that nobody sets out to make a bad movie, but Jaws The Revenge is so legendarily, comically bad that it almost looks like an inside job. The fishy sequel, released in 1987 to scathing reviews, famously stars a rubbery shark that growls when its head rears out of the water, Michael Caine spouting bizarre dialogue and some of the most glaring continuity errors this side of an Ed Wood movie.
What separates Jaws The Revenge from the usual bad-movie crowd is its otherwise decent pedigree. It was the product of a major Hollywood studio. The budget was generous. The director, Joseph Sargent, was far from a hack - a veteran of TV and film, he'd previously made the classic thriller »
In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
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Follow-Up Brian’s tweet about The Thing News Twilight Time – September/October Titles Arrow Video – September titles The Deadly Trackers Blue Sunshine Kino Lorber – Moving Violations, The Park Is Mine The Transformers: The Movie Scream Factory Sale Raising Cain The Thing Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Links to Amazon Airport: The Complete Collection Black Dog La Chienne Edvard Munch (1974) (Masters of Cinema) Gold Here Comes Mr. Jordan (The Criterion Collection) Jaws 2 Jaws 3 Jaws: The Revenge Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2 Star Trek XI Star Trek Into Darkness Too Late for Tears Woman on the Run X-Files: The Event Series The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) on Blu-ray Inserts (1975) on Blu-ray The Member of The Wedding (1952) on Blu-ray The Panic in Needle Park »
- Ryan Gallagher
Jaws 3-D (1983) Director: Joe Alves Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce the Shark This week, everyone's favorite amnesiac fish Dory is gonna "just keep swimming" to find her lost family in Finding Dory, so let us mark the occasion with a movie starring everyone's favorite killer fish... Jaws 3-D! Yep, Universal not only had the balls to make yet... Read More »
- Jesse Shade
This summer, fans of the Jaws franchise will have three big reasons to choose the couch over the beach, as Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge on respective Blu-rays.
All three Jaws sequels hit Blu-ray on June 14th, and we have a look at their special features details (courtesy of Blu-ray.com) and cover art (via Amazon) below. Will you be adding these films to your home media collection? Let us know in the comments section below.
Jaws 2: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Jaws 2 surfaces from the deep with even more terror and suspense! The resort town of Amity is still recovering from the events of Jaws four years earlier when Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) receives disturbing news of fresh attacks. As Brody tries to convince the locals of the nearby threat, »
- Derek Anderson
In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, April 6th, 2016.
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Follow-Up A History of Disney Television Animation: volume I by Tim Van Hal — Kickstarter Marion Davies’ breakthrough film comes to home video by Ben Model — Kickstarter News Warner Archive on Twitter: “Someone carelessly left this upcoming DVD release schedule up on their monitor where everyone can see it…” Universal – Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, & Jaws: The Revenge on June 14th Kino Lorber: Grandview USA, They’re Playing with Fire, Five Miles to Midnight Synapse: Sorceress Rocktober Blood – Indiegogo Blu-ray + Cd ($50!) Disney Movie Club: Operation Dumbo Drop Star Trek Uhd BDs & Box Sets Olive Films Announce June Titles Shout Factory: Cop Rock on DVD Criterion: UK titles Misc Links Dark Passage (film) – Wikipedia Vondie Curtis-Hall – Wikipedia Links to Amazon The Black Cat »
- Ryan Gallagher
Directed by J. Lee Thompson.
A pair of hapless adventurers take on a job to find priceless Aztec gold but are pursued by a vengeful spirit who will stop at nothing to protect it.
Back in the mid-1980s there was a brief moment when ripping off Indiana Jones movies was a thing and, as was the norm, it was the legendary Cannon Films who were the masterminds behind many of those low-budget gems. Whilst the mainstream responded to Harrison Ford’s archaeological adventures with the likes of the slick Michael Douglas-led romp Romancing the Stone, Cannon gave us the lacklustre King Solomon’s Mines and its sequel Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (both of which featured a young Sharon Stone alongside Richard Chamberlain in the lead role »
- Amie Cranswick
It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...
Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.
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While 3D is typically associated these days with the current climate of supersized blockbusters, even if the effects warrant three-dimensions or not, it's easy to forget that in the early '80s, the format experienced a brief revival. "Jaws 3-D" and "Friday The 13th: Part III" were just a couple of movies that tried out 3D, but arguably the movie kicked off the resurgence was Ferdinando Baldi's perfectly titled "Comin' At Ya!" Today we have a clip from newly restored picture. Read More: 2011: The Year In 3D The cult spaghetti western earned over the contemporary equivalent of $30 million when it was first released in 1981. Starring Tony Anthony, the movie follows a man who seeks vengeance on two brothers who kidnapped his bride during their wedding. In the scene below, the story goes to some hairy places, including a bat attack highlighting Baldi's desire to make sure the audience »
- Edward Davis
13 items from 2016
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